Scientific Notation Worksheets (Standard to Scientific Notations)

There are five sets of scientific notation worksheets:

Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 7 and Grade 8 students learn how to convert from Standard Notation (Real Notation) to Scientific Notation.

How to convert from Standard Notation to Scientific Notation?

There are three sets of converting from Standard to Scientific Notation worksheets.

• Standard to Scientific Notation (positive exponents).
• Standard to Scientific Standard Notation (negative exponents)
• Standard to Scientific Standard Notation (positive & negative exponents).

These are the steps to convert a number from standard notation (real notation) to scientific notation:

1. Move the decimal point so that there is one digit before the decimal point.
2. Count the number of places that you moved point. This will be the exponent in the scientific notation. If you moved the decimal point to the left then the exponent is positive. If you moved the decimal point to the right then the exponent is negative.
3. Express the number as a coefficient multiplied by 10 raised to the power of the exponent.

Example: Convert the number 67,000 to scientific notation.

1. Move the decimal point after the first nonzero digit. From 67000. to 6.7000
2. We have moved the decimal point 4 places to the left. This means the exponent will be 4.
3. 67,000 = 6.7 × 104 (in scientific notation)

Example: Convert the number 0.00004321 to scientific notation.

1. Move the decimal point after the first nonzero digit. From 0.00004321 to 4.321
2. We have moved the decimal point 5 places to the right. This means the exponent will be -5.
3. 0.00004321 = 4.321 × 10-5 (in scientific notation)

Example:

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to convert from standard notation (regular form) to scientific form.

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More Scientific Notation Worksheets

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Scientific Notation Worksheet #1 (positive exponents)
Scientific Notation Worksheet #2 (negative exponents)
Scientific Notation Worksheet #3 (positive or negative exponents)

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